Monday, November 23rd, 2009 | daily
“We decided you’re our favorite teacher,” Richard (pictured in the center) said to me in the chaotic moments of placing the final items for Chapter Dinner. So I snapped this terrible picture to capture the tremendous joy I felt at the sentiment. I love this comment on so many levels, and not so much the “favorite” part as the “teacher” part. I had put out a Brie en Croute a little earlier and a surprising number of the guys had never heard of this totally cliche appetizer. And I had been thinking all day about my last blog post, about how much is being hidden from us about our food choices, and about Cookie’s wish for us all to be thankful, and about all the people who contribute their energy to this blog, and just as I was feeling so richly blessed, one of the guys (not pictured) told me he thought the brie had a texture ”like snot.” And it was just at that moment that precious Richard uttered his words about me being his favorite teacher, saving them all from a cruel fate.